Department S (1969–1970)

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An elite department within Interpol, Department S inherited those cases which the other member groups had failed to solve. The brains of the group was Jason King, a hedonistic maverick who ... See full summary »

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 Jason King (28 episodes, 1969-1970)
Joel Fabiani ...
 Stewart Sullivan (28 episodes, 1969-1970)
Rosemary Nicols ...
 Annabelle Hurst (28 episodes, 1969-1970)
Dennis Alaba Peters ...
 Sir Curtis Seretse (28 episodes, 1969-1970)
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An elite department within Interpol, Department S inherited those cases which the other member groups had failed to solve. The brains of the group was Jason King, a hedonistic maverick who wrote mystery novels and solved real-life crimes by projecting himself into the shoes of his fictional hero, Mark Caine. American Stewart Sullivan was the fighter and pragmatist of the group--as down to earth and cynical as Jason was flighty and flamboyant. Annabelle Hurt was their scientist and analyst, whom Jason often accused of loving nothing in the world except her computer. Although there was strong loyalty among the trio, there was also a lot of competition, especially between Annabelle and Jason, who seldom agreed on any theory and were continually trying to show each other up by solving the case using their preferred methods. The head of Department S was Sir Curtis Seretse. Written by Marg Baskin <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

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Inexplicable... Illogical... No Solution.


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Kate O'Mara successfully tested for the role of Annabelle Hurst and was then offered it by Monty Berman. According to her memoirs however the American backers refused to cast her after describing her as too 'exotic'. See more »

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Jason King: Stealing? Its a sure sign of frustration in a woman.
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Department A
9 February 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Another of my most fondly remembered shows from my pre-teen years was this stablemate of other favourites like The Champions, Randall and Hopkirk Deceased and others.

With a premise, as the DVD box-set claims, not a million miles away from the much later "X-Files" or "Jonathan Creek", only without the creepiness, the intrepid trio of flamboyant ladies-man novelist Jason King (archly played by Peter Wyngarde), straight-arrow Stewart Sullivan (Joel Fabiani) and attractive computer geek Annabelle Hurst (Rosemary Nicols) get called in to solve the cases that MI5, the FBI or Surete reject.

Cue a series of well-crafted 50 minute adventures, often populated by the usual roster of ITC-series supporting actors, top and tailed with another superb theme-tune.

My brother has just bought me the DVD box-set of this show and unlike most DVD box-sets, this won't sit buried away in the cupboard but will certainly be watched, each and every one, critical judgement suspended as I transport myself back to my eight-year-old self lying in front of our family television, raptly gazing up at shows such as this.


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